Headphones are everyone’s first line of defense against the many distracting noises one hears in the office. But is the music you’re listening to actually help you get your work done? It depends on what type it is, according to a helpful article from Quartz.
Quartz broke out which characteristics and genres of music affect one’s ability to get work done. Turns out there’s a lot of factors at play when you tune in to tune out your work environment. Songs with lyrics can negatively affect reading comprehension, while songs with a predictable melody can “enhance some simple cognitive skills.”